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January 2021

11 Jan

Public IP SKU upgrade generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure public IPs now support the ability to be upgraded from Basic to Standard SKU, enabling customers to retain the same IP address for services that require Standard IP frontends.

  • IP Addresses
  • Load Balancer
  • Features
4 Jan

NCas_T4_v3-Series VMs are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

These virtual machines are ideal to run ML and AI workloads utilizing Cuda, TensorFlow, Pytorch, Caffe, and other Frameworks or the graphics workloads using NVIDIA GRID technology.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features

December 2020

11 Dec

Automatic VM placement and Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets available on Dedicated Host

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure can now select the dedicated host to which your VM is deployed. Additionally, Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets can be deployed in conjunction with Dedicated Hosts.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Machines
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
11 Dec

Intel SGX based confidential computing VMs now available on Azure Dedicated Hosts

NOW AVAILABLE

The new DCsv2_Type1 Dedicated Host SKUs add confidential computing capabilities to Azure Dedicated Hosts. The DCsv2-series Azure Virtual Machines can help protect the confidentiality and integrity of your data and code while it’s processed in the public cloud. Dedicated hosts will provide further isolation from other tenants, further enhancing the isolation aspect of secure applications within confidential computing.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Services
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
9 Dec

New Azure Monitor Agent and Data Collection Rules capabilities released in public preview

IN PREVIEW

The new Azure Monitor Agent and the Data Collection Rules feature of Azure Monitor are announcing the release of several key features including support for on-premises servers (with Arc installed) and virtual machines scale sets, as well as sample ARM templates for programmatic installation and management, in addition to portal UI.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
9 Dec

Azure Machine Learning updates December 2020 in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Machine Learning has new updates on View capabilities.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
9 Dec

Azure Stack Edge Virtual Machine Support is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stack Edge hosts Azure virtual machines so you can run your VM based IoT, AI, and business applications on an Azure appliance at your location.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Features
2 Dec

Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop is a new capability that provides a centralized monitoring view to help you identify and troubleshoot issues with Windows Virtual Desktop.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features

November 2020

24 Nov

Unified Connection Monitor in Network Watcher is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Connection monitor provides unified end-to-end connection monitoring capabilities for hybrid and Azure deployments. It brings together the best of Network Performance Monitor and Connection Monitor (classic).

  • Network Watcher
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
  • Features
19 Nov

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines Guest Health is in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Announcing the Public Preview of the Guest Health feature of Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines, that monitors the health of your virtual machines and fires an alert when any of the parameters being monitored are outside the acceptable range.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Management
  • Features
17 Nov

HDInsight HBase Accelerated Writes with Premium Data Lake Storage Gen2 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

With Premium Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 support for accelerated writes HDInsight HBase cluster, customers can now have increased read performance compared to standard storage and also take advantage of Hierarchical namespace feature of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
12 Nov

New SAP HANA Certified Memory-Optimized Virtual Machines now available

NOW AVAILABLE

We are expanding our SAP HANA certifications, enabling you to run production SAP HANA workloads on the Edsv4 virtual machines sizes.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
12 Nov

Azure IoT Central new and updated features—October 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

October updates job scheduling, enhanced IoT Edge support, dashboard improvements, and documentation updates.

  • Azure IoT Central
  • Features
11 Nov

SQL Server Reporting Services Virtual Machine images now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Migrate SQL Server Reporting Services workloads into Azure using pre-configured VM images to enable easier workload management, more efficient onboarding to the cloud, and leverage benefits by selecting preconfigured images.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Management
  • Features
10 Nov

SQL Server Analysis Services Virtual Machine images now available

NOW AVAILABLE

SQL Server Analysis Services Virtual Machine images (in general availability) can help make your workloads more efficient, enable an easier onboarding experience, and helps viewing your different virtual machine workloads and managing them.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Management
  • Features
4 Nov

Azure Backup—Soft delete for SQL Server and SAP HANA running in Azure VM

NOW AVAILABLE

Soft Delete for Azure Backup for SQL and SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines is now generally available.

  • Azure Backup
  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Features
3 Nov

Power BI dynamic M query parameter support

IN PREVIEW

Power BI dynamic M query parameter allows users to explicitly inject filters at the designated place in the query and improve query performance by a few factors, especially when the report is built on top of a very big dataset, or using complex query logic.

  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Features
2 Nov

PowerShell support for Server Migration with Azure Migrate is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate migration of VMware virtual machines to Azure using Azure Migrate and Azure PowerShell

  • Azure Migrate
  • Services

October 2020

30 Oct

Action Required: Migrate to Data Science Virtual Machine Ubuntu 18.04

Target retirement date: April 01, 2021

End of Support for Data Science Virtual Machine for Ubuntu 16.04 on 1 April 2021.

  • Data Science Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
28 Oct

Register Your Azure SQL Virtual Machines with SQL Server IaaS Agent extension today

NOW AVAILABLE

By simply checking a box, you can automatically register all existing and future SQL Server VMs in your subscription to access features designed to enable cost savings and increase manageability.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Management
  • Features

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